Kingfish Get Shut Out 9-0
Knapp Goes Six Scoreless
The Kenosha Kingfish fell short 6-8 to the Wausau Woodchucks to split the away series on Wednesday.
With the loss, Kenosha has dropped two in a row. Meanwhile, Kalamazoo just snapped their five-game losing streak.
Anthony Stephan got the scoring going for the Growlers in the third frame when he belted a triple that scored Vince Bianchina.
Kalamazoo doubled their early lead in the fourth frame on a Myles Beale groundout that scored Banks Tolley.
The Growlers once again doubled their lead, as they extended it to 4-0 in the fifth inning. Bianchina scored on a wild pitch, and Alex Calarco plated Ryan Dykstra on a sacrifice fly to center field.
Kalamazoo tacked on three more insurance runs in the seventh to make the game 7-0. Dykstra scored on a passed ball before, and Tolley hit Stephan home on a single. Myles Beale then singled Calarco home.
The Growlers put up another run in the eighth frame to make it an 8-0 ball game with Bianchina scoring on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Stephan.
Stephan then walked Beale in in the ninth frame to extend the Kalamazoo lead to 9-0. Beale then scored after Stephan was walked with the bases loaded.
Stephan led the charge for the Growlers after going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and three RBIs on the day.
Zack Carinci had the best day at the plate of any Kingfish player, as he went 2-for-4.
Tanner Knapp (4-1) got the win after pitching six innings of shutout baseball with five strikeouts.
Bryant Bagshaw (0-2) took the loss after allowing four runs on four hits with five strikeouts in five and two thirds of an inning.
The Kingfish (12-15) sit in fourth place in the Great Lakes East, and the Growlers (9-17) sit in fifth place.
Kenosha and Kalamazoo will go at it again on Aug. 5 with the first pitch being at 6:05 p.m.
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